Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday Night Recap

As promised here is the recap of last night's date night.

J and I had planned on meeting at the halfway point between our two towns for dinner and a movie but those plans were kind of thrown out the window when I went up to see her on Wednesday night. We have decided to trade off on who drives. Yesterday was her turn to drive so she drove all the way down here to see me. I 'll save you the dirty details and get straight to the point.

J got to meet my parents and my brothers. I was so nervous when she got here I couldn't even look at her. I showed her my awesome room and introduced her to Mimi. Neither one of us wanted to go anywhere so we watched a movie and then I cooked dinner for her. She cooked for me on Wednesday night at her two moms' house. After dinner we watched a couple episodes of Glee. It was kind of late so we just talked for awhile and then went to bed.

It sounds like a boring night at home but spending time with J is anything but boring. My parents weren't home and my brothers left me alone so it was nice to hang out with just the two of us. I could just sit and look at her all day. She is perfect.

It was really hard to see her leave this morning. She wrote me a love note and it was super cute!

We already have plans for next Friday night and I'm super excited!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Best Feeling

Have you ever met someone and just knew there was something special about them? Well, I have and let me tell you it's the best feeling in the world.

I drove 2 hours to see J and boring car ride aside, I had a great time! I got to meet her two moms (her real parents don't know about me yet) and they are two of the coolest ladies I have ever met. I love music and it's great to meet people who are even more passionate about music than I am.

One of the highlights from last night was watching J sing my favorite Green Day song. She sang it without music, which she has never done before, just for me. :)

I had a great time Wednesday night and I can't wait to see her beautiful face tonight!

She was totally worth the 4 hour round trip and entire tank of gas. Just sayin' :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Anne Neczypor

I discovered Anne back in October. I was hunting through the iTunes store looking for stuff that was lesbian related. I came across a few podcasts and decided to download one called Girls on Girls. Jackie Primrose Monahan and Anne Neczypor host the show. I fell in love with Anne's voice so I listened to every single episode of the podcast multiple times. I learned through the podcast that Anne has a blog, a facebook page and she is a stand up comedian. I was perusing her blog one day out of boredom and came across this video. All I can say is this woman is hilarous!

Amazing Night!

Last night was amazing! She called me and we talked on the phone for hours. She was so nervous to talk to me for the first time on the phone and I thought it was adorable!

Once we started talking, we couldn't stop. We both knew that we had to get up in the morning but neither of us wanted to hang up. I could listen to her voice all day :) and hear her tell me that my giggle is adorable. We traded stories and just talked about everything we could think of.

Hanging up from that phone call was one of the hardest things I've had to do. I missed her instantly.

I'm running on about 3 hours of sleep but it was totally worth it!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Room is Done!

I finally got my Track Medals framed so now I can show you the rest of my room. I'm so excited that it's finally done! Being inconvenienced for 10 months is far too long.


I told my Dad that I was going to buy a Camaro. The poster is the closest I will be getting for a long time. I painted those ceramic flip-flops myself at a pottery studio. The purple squiggle clock came from a friend of my Mom.


I love my dresser. I got it for my 17th birthday when were moving into this house. My curtains and my high heel chair continue the pink from the pictures above my bed to the other side of my room. Hanging on the door is my zippie collection. I have twelve hooks and each hook has multiple zippies and/or jackets on them.


My Wicked poster that I took out of the newspaper. It was printed on my younger brother's birthday. The day after tickets went on sale here for the tour.


My RENT poster that came in my program booklet. It was folded up in the program. On the other side is the cast and crew bios.


Finally! All of my track medals are up! The first frame is my freshman year. It has my State Track shirt, all of my medals(7), a picture of me and the wrist band I wore at the state meet.
The second frame is my sophomore year Cross Country/Track ribbons and medals along with a picture of me and team. The plaque above the small frame is my award for Newcomer of the Year in Cross Country.
The small frame contains my ribbons and medals from Cross Country my Junior year. I never ordered team pictures when I was in Cross Country. I'm not sure why. Maybe it was because I never really felt that we were a team.
The last big frame is my senior year. It has my State Track shirt, all of my medals (18 all of them are third place or better except one), the number that I wore on my shorts for one of my relays that qualified (Only the anchor leg wore a number on her shorts), my wrist band and a picture of me and the team.

Friday, February 19, 2010

All smiles!



I have not stopped smiling today! I was smiling yesterday and the day before too!

I love this feeling! It's so exciting! Especially when it's someone you really like who is making you smile all the time!

Just seeing her name on my cellphone gives me butterflies!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Anne Brummel "The Understudy"

She went on as Elphaba in the second national tour of Wicked when I saw it in October. I can't even put into words the amazingness of this woman. I was skeptical at first because I had a bad experience with an understudy when I saw the Spamalot tour in December of 2008. I was disappointed that I didn't get to see Marcie Dodd. I had youtubed her to check out her voice before the show was even here. I had no idea what to expect from this 'understudy' and all I can say is I am so glad that I got to see her perform as Elphaba.

There are no videos of Anne on stage as Elphaba. This song is one of my favorites and it is downloadable on iTunes. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My bedroom is done!

Carpet was installed in our basement on Tuesday.



I finally get to use my new bedspread!



And I can hang my pictures back up on my walls!



I'm not a big fan of this table but since it has a piece of glass on it I thought I would customize it. My first Wicked book was destroyed when the basement flooded but the pictures were salvageable so I tore them out and dried them.



Mimi is now in my room! She seems to be liking it. There's not as much traffic and noise.



There is actually a whole other side to my room. These pictures only cover the back half. Once I get my track medals framed and hung I will show you those and the other side. The wall to the left of bed contains my bookcase and a couple of posters that are for my viewing eyes only.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Finally!

Carpet is being installed in my basement as I type this. We had to clear out the basement last night so they don't have to move anything. My brother and I slept on the couches upstairs. Let's just say that the 6am wake up call was not fun. I don't function before the hour of 9am. And to top off all the work that we did last night I remembered just before going to bed that I have a Biology test today. I studied what I could earlier this morning but I really hope that my teacher allows us to drop our lowest test score. I have a feeling that this one will be a disaster. Last Thursday's Organic Chemistry test just informed me that I will be taking the final exam so I can drop my horrible score.

Monday, February 8, 2010

6 months!



Today Monday February 8th is the 6 month anniversary of the day I came out. I actually started coming out in April but really that was just me trying to find myself. Now that it has been 6 months I can't think of a better time than the present to share my coming out story. Saturday August 8th 2009 was the day I came out to my mom. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. I remember the conversation and how I felt during the whole thing. This all happened within the span of only a few minutes.

It was about 10 in the morning and I was enjoying just laying in bed until my mom came in the room. I started to get really nervous because behind her on the wall were two posters. One of Kim Kardashian in lingerie and one of Miss Carribean Tan in a snake skin bikini. She sat on my bed next to me and told me that we had to get up and around because we had a family picnic later. The whole time I was praying that she wouldn't turn around because I wasn't sure if I was ready to have 'The Conversation' yet. It was just my luck that my mom turned around and saw said posters.

Mom: "Why do you have naked girls on your wall?"
ME: "Mom, they're not naked."
Mom: "Okay why do you have pictures of girls on your wall?"
Me: "Because I do."
Mom: "Do you like girls?"
Me: "Yes."
Mom: "Do you like boys?"
Me: "Nope."
Mom: "Not even a little bit?"
Me: "Nope and I never really have."
Mom: "Well, you know I'm okay with it. You just kind of surprised me."
Me: "Really?"
Mom: "Well yes. I didn't expect you to tell me something like that."
(Mom exits)
Me: "Did that really just happen? How could she not know?"

I then had to send texts to my two best friends who already knew. They were so excited that I finally told her. A couple nights later my now ex-bff AD was over and my mom asked her if she knew. She said yes. Then my mom started crying because apparently I can't have a wedding or wear her wedding dress. She has now been educated that I can have everything any other girl can have. She just won't be getting a son-in-law which apparently she looked forward to. I can see how she would be disappointed but in lieu of a son-in-law I am going to find her the most kick-ass daughter-in-law I can find. So there's my coming out story.

Here's a funny story that my mom told me yesterday. This little exchange happened Friday night.

My mom and dad were up at the Sportsmans' Club which serves as one of the two bars (yes two) in my tiny town. They were talking to an older couple who were telling them about their grandchildren. My mom was talking to the wife F about my brothers and I. Here's how their conversation went down.

F: So do you have any grandchildren?
Mom: No, F my kids are all still teenagers and I would only have to worry about my boys.
F: Well, don't you have a daughter?
M: Yes. She hasn't been exposed. (my mom's code for having sex with a boy)
F: Well, she still could.
M: No.
F: What do you mean?
M: F my daughter likes girls.
F: Girls? (she ponders for a little while)
M: Yes, F she likes girls.
F: You mean she's gay?!
M: Yes, she's gay.

Apparently after that little exchange F didn't say anything for the rest of the night. Now, we meet some pretty conservative people. Iowa is pretty progressive, I can get married legally here, but sometimes we get some back woods southern type folks. That's exactly who F and her husband were.

Friday, February 5, 2010

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Well maybe if you're not a straight woman or a gay man. This is for the LADY-loving ladies and lady-loving men who read my blog. Here you go. Enjoy!


Where are you carpet?

Today is Friday February 5th the day I have been waiting for for months. Today we were supposed have new carpet installed in our basement. However, when I arrived home yesterday I was informed that carpet will not installed until Tuesday. Our landlord didn't have time to finish putting all the trim on the walls. If he would have said something I'm sure that my dad would have been more than happy to do it for him. Hell, I would have done it for him! I know which pieces go on which walls because it me who walked around the basment with a pen and paper recording all the measurements. Now I feel even more displaced because we had to clean out more of our stuff so there is less stuff for the carpet guys to move. Just great! This is going to be a great weekend... but Monday is a really big day for me! Stay tuned to find out!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bedroom Makeover Update

My bedroom makeover is almost complete! We are getting Carpet on Friday people! Once the carpet is installed I can hang my pictures back up on the walls and get everything back to the way it was. I will be so glad when my room is put back together. My obsessive compulsive tendencies have been driving me nuts for 10 months because the basement is a mess and I can't do anything about it. I have been forced to be less organized with my school stuff simply because I can't put anything in my room. It's all in the office. My desk is a mess and my mom yells at me to clean it off but I don't anywhere to put my stuff. My desk catches everything but that will all change starting on Friday.

Another thing that will be really nice is not having to brush drywall dust off the bottom of my feet before I get in bed. I also won't be destroying anymore socks on the exposed carpet tack. My landlord owes me at least five pairs of socks which I probably won't be seeing. I'm really glad that we don't own our house yet or we would have to use our own money to fix our basement which would mean that I would be displaced even longer. Pictures of my finished bedroom will be posted because I will be so excited that I won't be able to resist blogging about it.